AW Bridal Collab // Rhapsody of Light

Styled bridal shoot with AW Bridal in the high Nevada desert on digital + film

I was beyond ecstatic when AW Bridal contacted me on collaborating and I knew I wanted to embrace the high Nevada desert regardless of the gown style – All their wedding gowns are a perfect blend of modern, classic and timeless! Another exciting update – I now have a discount code “KatReno15” that you can use throughout the entire AW Bridal site! 🙂 My amazing friend Jen came over to try on the Tammy dress and it fit her so beautifully – it was magical! We had an afternoon that we were both available before she had to leave for a couple trips, so the styled shoot was very short notice!

The very talented Bridget, owner of Awesome Blossom, quickly responded to my last minute order for a bridal bouquet! Awesome Blossom is a wonderful local business specializing in floral design that provides premium floral stylings for weddings, special events, corporate clients and everyday occasions helping to express love through flowers. It was a designer choice bouquet and Bridget knocked it out of the park with a stunning neutral white design! It was the perfect balance between flowers and foliage! I really pictured this session to be inspired by all the Northern Nevada textures.

Since this was a last minute session, we weren’t able to schedule HAMU in time; however, Jen came over right before, I whipped out my curling iron, make-up and did my best on HAMU! On our drive up the wind was picking up like crazy on this late afternoon – that made my heart beat even faster with happiness while thinking about shooting Jens beautiful hair and the gowns bell sleeves/fringes! I wanted to give some of the shots even more of a boho somewhat untraditional color, but still embrace the hues of the environment/sky – I grabbed a second Lack of Color hat, the Cosmic Boater hat in Navy! The gold embellishments on the navy were such a nice touch!

Jen did amazing making it look like a warm summer evening while we were in 30 degree weather. We took a break in the car to warm up – Poor thing, I was freezing in a jacket and she was out there in the beautiful gown! We were shooting quickly, getting so many incredible shots and then going into blue hour! I was able to fit in some black and white Polaroids along with color flash film. I’m pretty sure I was drooling once I saw the developed film! I included some of the film scans at the bottom along with a couple of the B&W Polaroids 🙂 Jen killed it as a model and I couldn’t have imagined the final results any more perfect!

Thank you AW Bridal for the collab and the beautiful Tammy gown, to Awesome Blossom for the dreamy bridal bouquet and to Jen for being my stunning model last minute to bring my vision to life!

Wedding Gown: AW Bridal // Site-Wide 15% Discount Code: “KatReno15”

Bridal Bouquet: Awesome Blossom

Hats: Lack of Color

Model: Jen Mac

Bridals, Collaboration, Elopement, Portrait, Styled Shoot, Wedding




AW Bridal Collab // Rhapsody of Light